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Oily Cart

Current show: There was an Old Woman

Early Years

We have extensive experience of creating multi-sensory theatre for young children aged 2-6 years. Featuring wonderful visual effects and original live music, our productions enable our young audiences to physically enter the Oily Cart wonderland where we draw out their ideas to create something magical.

In the past we have invited our audiences to taste bread baked live on stage, to sing along with hip hop DJs, or dance with colourful balloon flowers. As the show unfolds the children are encouraged to participate in activities that have an impact on the direction of the storyline.

More recently we have begun to create interactive theatre for very young children – developing a theatrical experience that addresses all the senses without relying on verbal language or conventional narrative for its effect. Jumpin’ Beans and Baby Balloon have been created for an audience of children aged 6 months – 2 years and their carers. By performing to smaller audiences we encourage the children and their carers to fully participate in a highly interactive, intimate show as they play together inside the Oily Cart wonderland.